Black-eyed Susans and Purple Cone Flowers
You can see how much the grasshoppers have devoured the Irises.
A lonely Rose of Sharron.
This summer was so hot and dry that nothing really bloomed spectacularly.
Turks cap just beginning to bloom.
Hummingbirds love these.
There were at least ten of these cabbage butterflies feeding at the blooming oregano at once. I know I should "hate" these, but they have such a twinkly cheerful way of flitting around the garden. I took dozens of pictures but nothing did them credit.
More Cabbage butterflies.
I canned some pickled okra and banana peppers.
It was really easy because you packed the jars with all the ingredients and seasonings, then poured boiling vinegar over them. Then just seal and boil in a water bath for ten minutes. Simple and uncomplicated, plus you can do a few jars at a time as you get the produce from your garden. Each jar has either okra or banana peppers, or both, a clove of garlic, a hot chili pepper, salt and dill seed. We have already tried these and they are good.
In August I planted more Lima beans and more squash. So far no stink bugs.